Emmanuel Family History
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Emmanuel Name Meaning
Variant spelling (mainly French and South Indian) of Emanuel, which was used in the Middle Ages by Christians as an alternative name for Christ. The name was also borne by a 3rd-century martyr. Among Christians in India it is used as a given name, and in the U.S. it has come to be used as a last name among families from southern India.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press